It’s hard to believe that Donald Trump has only been in office for one year, and that a year ago to the day yesterday, millions of women around the world took to the streets to voice their near-universal discontent. On Jan. 21, the Women’s March 2018 once again saw millions of women turn up to advocate for not just their rights but the rights of all.
Major cities around the United States welcomed the Women’s March onto their streets. In New York City, the official tally was 200,000 protesters, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even more people showed up to march down the streets of Los Angeles, where celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and Laverne Cox spoke to the gigantic crowd.
Crowds also gathered in Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Philadelphia; Austin, Texas; even Rome, Italy.
Today, in Las Vegas, Nevada, a separate rally called “Power to the Polls” is being organized by the leaders of last year’s Women’s March in Washington. The #resistance is just getting started.
2017 was a watershed moment for women’s rights. The #MeToo movement saw women (and some men, too) of all ages and backgrounds speak up about their history with harassment and abuse. And at the Golden Globes Awards held this past Jan. 7, the accessory of the evening was a black-and-white pin that read Time’s Up. Seen on the lapels of stars including Michelle Pfeiffer, Ewan McGregor, Rita Moreno, Nick Jonas, Seth Myers, Tom Hanks and This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, it’s an initiative created to fight sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry and elsewhere.
Naturally, the Women’s March of 2018 couldn’t have proceeded without a Twitter weigh-in by our blowhard president. Donald Trump trolled yesterday’s march by Tweeting:
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
(Nancy Sinatra had a great response to the president’s tone-deaf tweet, which coincidentally was written on the same day we saw a government shutdown. Sinatra responded, “Shut up. Just shut up.”)
Take a look at some of our favorite signs from yesterday’s Women’s March 2018:
And here are some of our favorite celebrity reactions to the Women’s March:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 20, 2018
Very honored to tell you guys I will be speaking at the #WomensMarchNYC tomorrow! Gonna be a beautiful day. Can’t wait to see ur faces.
— h (@halsey) January 19, 2018
The most influential people in my life have always been women. My family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues, and my idols. I am obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn't change it for the world. I hope I'm not only defined by my gender though. I hope I'm defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. To raise my son to be a a good man alongside the good man who loves me for everything I am and am not. I want what's best for people, I think we all do. We just can't agree on what that is. Power to the peaceful, power to the people x #womensmarch2018